I got hooked on audiobooks after a hospitalization and I've never gone back to print books.
I loved the writer's concept, but he seemed to run out of steam in the last quarter of the book. I was really caught up in the story but the ending was so sudden. It left me with some questions about previous sections of the story.
A good reader makes the story seem like a movie in your mind. Dylan Baker is an amazing reader. I love it when a reader is so good that you forget who he is and see only the characters.
I think "Sutton" was an apt name.
What a surprise!
A very good narrator. I'll look for more books she's narrated.
No, but there were a few that made me laugh, particularly the carriage chase. It was a perfect vehicle (no pun intended) for the cast of characters to once again remind you of their parts in the tale.
I started with Hamish Macbeth and progresed to Agatha Raisin, loving every book of both series. I just found the "House" series and can't believe I actually read and liked a romance! Mysteries are my favorites, but Beaton/Chesney captured my attention once again. I don't know if I'll continue with the series, since I found so many others that she's written, but I'm really glad I read "The Miser of Mayfair". I met some delightful new characters and found myself enjoying a genre I have shied away from for many years. It must be the writer, right?
I don't read printed books and I wish this question would go away..
Clint Bunsen, of course. He is the perfect person on which to build this story. He is put upon by most of the town, but suffers in silence and always gets at least a bit of revenge. I especially liked the reactionis of the usual participants in the parade when Clint outsted them. Mr. Berge and the bachelor farmers are priceless.
See above answer.
Of course. All Keillor books keep you engrossed. I not only read it in one sitting, I read it twice. And I laughed just as hard the second time.
"Liberty" is the story of the 4th of July parade in Lake Wobegon. Clint Bunsen has had the job of putting the parade (and the living flag) together for many years, but this year may be his last. His ideas for updating the parade are not welcomed, but without his help, the committee finds itself in trouble quickly.
I've never seen a review here from a reader of the book. Maybe it's time to replace this question.
Not on the edge of my seat, but I did happilly finish it.
Flexible, pleasing, erratic
Be sure you stock up on coffee first.
I was pleasanty surprised by this book. I thought it would be one of those summer reads that I could fall asleep during without missing much. It was actualy a story that engaged me pretty much from the beginning. The narrator is more good than bad, the characters are nicely drawn and the mystery is better than I had hoped, I don't really know why I bought it, but I'm glad I did and I will read following stories as well.
No - listening to it once took all my patience. It is definitely last on my list of Follett books.
No - Besides being a very long book, it's a disappointing offering from Ken Follett.
I think John Lee is one of the best narrators I have listened to.
Perhaps only the end of the Epilogue, when I realized some of the old characters were not going to be mentioned and the ones who were got only a few lines. They deserved better.
An overall disappointment after waiting so long for the book. The first two books are so good, as are most of Follett's books, but this one let us down.
I don't usually listen to books more than once, so I don't think so.
Stoner, of course. I couldn't believe I was so taken with a lonely, plodding, accepting man's daily life.
In the first few sentences, I didn't think I was going to like Mr. Fields narration, but after the first minute, I was totally immersed. He doesn't try to do extreme voices but rather just tells the story.
The interactions Stoner has with his parents after he leaves home are so stiff and stilted and yet very touching. His parents are wonderfully drawn characters and yet they have only a very small part in the book.
Some of the most wonderful books I've read come to me through the Daily Deal, as did this one. I so enjoyed the book that I have had a hard time getting interested in another. That doesn't happen to me often.
Light, fun, interesting.
When Georgiana goes to the wedding with Darcy.
I loved Georgiana's meetings with the Queen. Courtly comedy and brown bread with tea. A lovely combination.
No, although the first meeting with her grandfather was sweet.
This isn't a terrific mystery, but it is a fun book and perfectly suited to summer. I won't read the rest of the series quickly, but it will definitely stay on my "to be read" list.
I read the book many years ago, but didn't appreciate it until this audible version.
The characters are all very well drawn and it's impossible to pick one.
I have always felt that a good narrator makes an audible book into a movie in my mind. Joe Barrett certainly did that. I could see everything so clearly.
Defiinitely yes, but I was also hoping I could make it last forever.
I always thought "Garp" was my favorite Irving book. Now I'm going to have to listen to the audible version of that one to see if it maintains first place. "Owen Meany" is a stand-out of a book and will be hard to beat.
No - as much as I love the Miss Silver books, they don't bear repeating.
If it had been a movie, I'd have enjoyed Tanis and Aunt Agnes
Diana Bishop is a consummate narrator. She saves many a book.
No extremes in a cozy!
I love the term "cozy". It describes exactly what these books are. When you need a break from some tough reads, it's nice to be bundled up in an English cozy. I retreat to Miss Silver quite often and she always calms me.
It was a "Daily Deal" so I didn't have a lot invested in it and that's a good thing. The story was okay, and the narrator was fine for the women characters. Unfortunately the men all sounded the same so it was sometimes hard to tell who was talking. They kind of reminded me of the Scarecrow from "Wizard of Oz" -- not the brightest bulbs, but I think that was because of the voice given them.
I haven't read any others and am not likely to in the future.
See above -- her male voices were all the same and the one voioe was not a good one.
I didn't use any points and I didn't spend a lot of money. Both good things as far as this book is concerned.
I've listened to so many good books during my time here, but this one is definitely in the top 3.
Once the story got started (it was a little slow for me), I felt like I was riding waves of action. Periods of relative quiet would be followed by action so thrilling that I sometimes found myself holding my breath.
Everything. The only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that his American voices sounded like they were either from Texas or Brooklyn. The characterization of Linc immediately made me think of Matthew McConaghy and I couldn't get his face out of my mind.
The Asian "Gone With the Wind".
I tried to read "Shogun" when I was much, much younger and had a difficult time with it. I'm so glad that Audible and John Lee have found a way to make James Clavell's books one of the most amazing reading experiences I've had.
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